Determine if you're addicted to Facebook, with The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale
It is possible to get addicted to almost anything. The most obvious candidates are obviously things like cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and food. But anything which causes some kind of obsessive behavior in even one individual has the potential to be addictive. That includes the Web and, in particular, social networking sites such as Facebook. New research from the University of Bergen (UiB) suggests Facebook addiction is not only real but measurable using the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale. .. Continue Reading Determine if you're addicted to Facebook, with The Bergen Facebook Addiction ScaleSection: TelecommunicationsTags: Addiction, Facebook, Psychology, Social Networking Related Articles: Users spend 16 billion minutes on Facebook each day Warner Bros. becomes first studio to offer movie rentals through Facebook Facebook makes long-awaited IPO filing Facebook gets Skype-powered video calling Facebook caves to pressure and tightens privacy controls How to get rid of quizzes (and other crap) from your Facebo
It is possible to get addicted to almost anything. The most obvious candidates are obviously things like cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and food. But anything which causes some kind of obsessive ...
Tue 8 May 12 from Gizmag
Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict?Researchers from Norway have developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction, the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale.
Mon 7 May 12 from Medical Xpress
New Research about Facebook Addiction, Mon 7 May 12 from HealthCanal
Researchers have developed a Facebook addiction test with a scale that likens users of the social network to alcoholics and drug addicts
Thu 10 May 12 from FOXNews
Guess who's more likely to become addicted to the social network.
Tue 8 May 12 from Livescience
Status - addicted? Simple test roots out 'problem' Facebook users - and warns if you need to seek help
The researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, compiled a detailed questionnaire to test Facebook addiction among 423 students.
Tue 8 May 12 from Daily Mail
Thu 10 May 12 from Emaxhealth
(Credit: Flickr user Mayu ;P) Once a simple place for college friends to connect, Facebook has become the crack of the Internet, beckoning us at all hours of the day to check in on our friends ...
Wed 9 May 12 from CNET Crave
Women are more likely to become addicted to Facebook, according to researchers who designed a chart of symptoms signalling whether someone has an unhealthy devotion to social networking.
Tue 8 May 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech
It's easy to see how people can be addicted to social media sites like Facebook. They are incredibly easy-to-use pipelines into the lives of others. Staying connected to Facebook can feel just ...
Mon 7 May 12 from RedOrbit